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How to Use Emoticons in Text Messages


Using emoticons is a great way to show a bit of emotion in your cell phone text messages. The term “emoticon,” is the combination of the words emotion and icon and describes little graphics that users can insert into text messages to express their emotions.

Type your text message like you typically do on your alphanumeric or QWERTY keypad. Click on the “Options” button or the “Tools” button on your cell phone’s text messaging window to search for the emoticon that best conveys the emotion of your choice. Once you’re in the “Options” or “Tools” menu, scroll down and click on “Icons” or “Emoticons.” A window will open with a list of emoticons.